The Birchbox Weekender

Since we know how crazy-busy Monday through Friday can be, we’d like to take a little pressure off the stressful question of how to spend this weekend. Here are a few particularly entertaining things we think you’d like to partake in:

Draw a Detox Bath

After a long exhausting week, treat yourself to one of these four genius DIY baths to de-bloat, relax, soften your skin or eliminate toxins. You probably have all of the ingredients you'll need (apple cider vinegar, baking soda) in your kitchen cabinets, so they're economical too.

Practice Your Pretzel Twisting

The classic pretzel gets a major (and very decadent) upgrade with this recipe for chocolate chip cookie stuffed pretzels. Warning: Your neighbors may come knocking on your door when they catch a whiff of these wafting from your kitchen.

Make a Literary Escape

Can’t go on that dream vacation just yet? Get away without leaving town with Rookie's curated list of books about great escapes. Fantasize about Parisian food with Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast or get go on late-night drives through the Hollywood Hills with Joan Didion's main character in Play It As It Lays.

Get a Crop Top-Ready Core

If the bevy of couture crop tops on the Met Gala red carpet were any indication, the trend is in full swing. To tone up your tummy before throwing one on, Ballet Beautiful founder Mary Helen Bowers came up with three ridiculously easy workouts to target that upper stomach area.

Photo: Half Baked Harvest

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